In a move to “streamline operations” in preparation for next-gen platforms, Electronic Arts has laid off an undisclosed number of employees at one of their studios.
EA released a statement regarding the layoffs, saying:
“EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile. In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organization. These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles. Streamlining our operations will help ensure EA is bringing the best next-generation games to players around the world.”
There is no word on which studio is being affected, though there were rumours surrounding EA’s Montreal studio today. We’ll update this story with information as it’s released.